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April 2006

  • 6th April 2006

    Girlfriend strangled because of lesbian past wasn’t first case, court told

    The judge Mr Justice Simon told jurors that the previous convictions didn't mean he had carried out this one

    12:00 AM — A jealous boyfriend accused of strangling his girlfriend in a rage over her lesbian past held similar convictions previously, a court has been told.Steven Wallace, 40, denies the attempted murder of Wendy Brown, 30, but yesterday saw previous convictions of grievous bodily harm read to the jury.

  • New law states textbooks must recognise homosexuality

    It would include sexual orientation on a list of requirements, including gender and race, which schools cannot ignore

    12:00 AM — Schools in California may be legally obliged to teach about the contributions of gay and transgender people, after a bill was passed by the state Senate this week.It would include sexual orientation on a list of requirements, including gender and race, which schools cannot ignore or discriminate against and must recognise positively in textbooks.

  • Naomi Campbell offered a “200 pound lesbian to kick her ass”

    Naomi Campbell was accused of  assaulting her assistant with a mobile phone in New York last month

    12:00 AM — Naomi Campbell needs a kick up the backside, according to lesbian comedian Rosie O'Donnell.O'Donnell challenged the supermodel to a duel after discovering she allegedly assaulted her assistant with a mobile phone in New York last month.She said: "To make matters worse she had that jewel-encrusted cell phone, that's got to score with the diamonds."

  • Superheroes fighting for gay sexual health

    The procedure is free, quick, straight-forward and will protect those vaccinated from a potentially life-threatening disease

    12:00 AM — A group of sexual health superheroes have donned their capes to fight hepatitis in the gay community, in reaction to figures which show half of London's gay men are not vaccinated against the disease.'The Vaccinators', dressed in their superhero outfits and arriving in their superhero bus, launched the start of the Sorted campaign to encourage gay men to vaccinate against Hepatitis A and B.

  • Gay friendly policies vital in work choices

    Lambda Legal conducted a workplace fairness survey of the LGBT community

    12:00 AM — A US lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) legal organisation has announced the results of the largest nationwide survey of the gay community.Lambda Legal conducted a workplace fairness survey of the LGBT community in the first ever attempt to ask how important gay-friendly policies are to where gay people decide to work.

  • Lesbian Tory vice chairman tipped for London Mayor campaign 2

    The businesswoman is seen as an ideal representative to portray the Party's “keep it real” image

    12:00 AM — Lesbian Conservative Party vice chairman Margot James has emerged as a potential applicant for the selection of a Tory London mayoral candidate.The Conservatives are holding an open primary which allows anyone to apply to be nominated to contest the position for the 2008 London mayoral election.

  • Gay killer has bail application thrown out of court 1

    William Beggs  was jailed for life in 2001

    12:00 AM — The gay "Limbs in the Loch Killer" William Beggs has had his application for bail pending a full hearing of his appeal against his conviction thrown out by a Scottish court.Beggs,42, known as the "Limbs in the Loch Killer," was jailed for life in 2001. He drugged, raped and murdered 18 year-old Barry Wallace before dumping his head in the sea and his limbs and torso into Loch Lomond. He escaped to Amsterdam where he eventually surrendered to police.

  • Chrysler ad drives gay activists crazy

    Gay advocates believe the commercial is stereotypical and offensive

    12:00 AM — Gay rights activists are looking to put the brakes on a car advert which they claim portrays gay people in a derogatory manner.The advertising campaign for the new Chrysler Dodge Caliber features a tough looking man being turned into a pastel clad "fairy" walking dogs on pink leashes with the slogan, Anything but Cute.

  • Gay “proposition” sparks Jamaican riot 1

    The gay man could face charges if found guilty

    12:00 AM — Jamaican students rioted against a gay pupil who had been accused of propositioning a classmate, according to reports.Police attempted to protect and escort the gay man off the University of West Indies campus after he was chased by an angry mob.

  • Homophobic attacker jailed

    Thomas Bampton was labelled a “coward“

    12:00 AM — A man who attacked a gay neighbour leaving him with permanent scars and requiring 114 stitches, has been jailed for five years and 137 days.The homophobic assault took place when Thomas Bampton, 47, who was drunk and high on drugs targeted Stuart Windsor in Blackpool.

  • Community threatened by “gay liaisons”

    Residents claim the Reddish Vale Country Park has become a hotspot for sexual liaisons

    12:00 AM — Picturesque areas of Stockport are being turned into destinations for "dogging" and sexual activity for the gay community, according to local residents.The Tame Valley Defence Group claims that the Reddish Vale Country Park has become a hotspot for sexual liaisons and voyeurism.

  • 5th April 2006

    Catholic university allows gay film festival

    University of Notre Dame President Reverend John Jenkins gave the go ahead on the basis of academic freedom

    12:00 AM — A gay film festival has been allowed to go ahead at a Roman Catholic university.University of Notre Dame President Reverend John Jenkins gave the go ahead on the basis of academic freedom, after spending two months considering allowing the event along with a screening of the Vagina Monologues.

  • Female “poisoned dwarf” spy awarded compensation after lesbian jibes 1

    Leah Mates was labelled as a “poisoned dwarf”

    12:00 AM — A special forces spy was awarded £12,000 in compensation yesterday after an employment tribunal found that she had suffered a catalogue of abuse whilst serving in the British Army's special forces.30 year old Corporal Leah Mates told the hearing that she contemplated suicide after she was groped, threatened and labelled as a lesbian and "poisoned dwarf" in reference to her slight stature during a ten year campaign of persecution by male colleagues.

  • MTV launches gay mobile channel

    MTV has launched a phone service aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

    12:00 AM — An MTV channel has launched a phone service aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.Logo has formed a partnership with Amp'd mobile to provide access to gay shows and advice on gay friendly places to visit.

  • Little Britain gay character inspires sign thefts

    Real life residents are annoyed that signs are being stolen from the town

    12:00 AM — The Welsh town of Llanddewi Brefi which is satirised in hit comedy Little Britain, is being targeted by thieving fans who are stealing the town's signs.Latex wearing, Little Britain character, Dafydd is from the west Wales village, he has entertained viewers with the catchphrase, "the only gay in the village."

  • Gay candidate running for Hackney Mayor 5

    Mr Boff is promising voters' initiatives which would see important issues put to a ballot of Hackney residents

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveA gay candidate has been unveiled as the Conservative Party's representative for the Hackney mayoral elections in May.Andrew Boff, a runner up in the 2002 local election, will campaign for a council closer to the people and better services.

  • Happy Endings

    12:00 AM — Happy Endings, the film that opened the 20th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, is the latest offering from Don Roos.It is a twisting and sometimes complicated tale of relationships between nine Californians. Incorporating blackmail, sperm donation, questionable paternity and long-lost parents from the director of 'The Opposite of Sex', the film explores the complexity of modern life.

  • Equality for gay school group

    Students sued the school district, claiming that groups including the Asian Culture Group and the Chess Club were allowed to promote events, but members of Straights and Gays for Equality  (SAGE) were not

    12:00 AM — A school has been ordered to give a gay student group the same rights as other extra curricular clubs.Federal District Judge Joan Ericksen issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Osseo School District to afford a student group supporting gay rights the same footing as other extra-curricular student groups at Maple Grove High School.

  • Procreation comes before gay rights, judge says

    Judge Gary Taylor recognised the law “has a disproportionate effect on homosexual individuals“

    12:00 AM — The US government's policy of promoting procreation should overrule gay rights, according to a panel of federal judges.Judge Jerome Farris told a gay couple suing Orange County, for the right to get married, that "everything that is wrong is not discrimination."

  • Bond reveals gay following 1

    Daniel Craig revealed he is consistently mobbed by gay fans

    12:00 AM — The new James Bond actor, Daniel Craig, is reported to have attracted more Bond boys than girls.Craig revealed he is consistently mobbed by gay fans who want to look at his body rather than find out about the upcoming Casino Royale film.

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